Licorice vs. lavender/vanilla vs. slightly different licorice vs. a synthetic lavender/vanilla concoction. As a newbie I could handle these frags, but no longer. I don't think it would be wise to take the advice of someone here if you are thinking about blind buying a bottle of any of these. Just sample them and make up your own mind. Also consider alternatives that are less blunt: Amour de Cacao, Jacomo Silver men, Jacomo Rouge (a gourmand incense stick), or Lomani's Ignition.